1234 Step Skincare

1234 Step Skincare

Hi Dolls, 🙂

Your skin care regime should be as strict as you can, 123 steps; double cleanse, tone and moisturise twice a day. Also exfoliate and a mask is a must 1-2 times a week. The 4th step I just made up! Is night cream….Yes guys everyone should use night cream. Reasons why because at night your skin is in rest mode and repairs itself, in line with biorhythms and sleep patterns. Therefore a night cream is to support and make it more efficient at maintaining a healthy complexion.

Night creams contain ingredients that aid the regeneration process such as ceramides, which trigger collagen production and vitamins A, C, E or B5.

The current night cream I’m using at the moment is good, Simple Kind to Skin Vital Vitamin night cream; £5. 25 at Boots, Also this is fantastic for sensitive skin and those who like natural skin care, no perfume or alcohol in any of their Skin range. At first I thought this was a way for the industry to get us spending more, however I’ve been using a night cream for about 2 months now and I can see and feel the benefits. I have recommended many of my clients, friends and family, just make sure you get one for your skin type.

 

Stay beautiful inside out! 😉 X

Top Tip Tuesday

Top Tip Tuesday

Hi Dolls, these are tips that I use on my self and on clients, I hope you find them helpful 😄

  1. Exfoiliate lips once a week, using an old tooth brush with whatever cleanser you would normally use.
  2. Heated eyelash curlers are great for adding lift to the base of the eyelashes once mascara has been applied.
  3. If your going to use dark eyeshadows or do a somkey eyes, try to do eyes first so if any droplets occur it’s easier to wipe away and doesn’t mess up your foundation.
  4. Lip liner is my best friend, I find it sharpens the appearance of the lips and using it as base keeps your lipstick on for longer.
  5. Applying individual lashes after mascara helps sit better into the natural lashes. 

Hope you guys find these tips as useful as I do, please do comment! Stay beautiful Dolls. 😘

Eye treatments (Brows & Lashes Tint )

Eye treatments (Brows & Lashes Tint )

Hi Beauties 😘

It’s been a while lost my blogging Mojo, I would like to think I’m back! So our facial unit is almost done and I can say that I’m very confident in giving treatments! I received a Merit grade for my first pre-observation, it is going really well so far. So today I’m going to keep it short n’ sweet and talk about the benefits of having your brows and lashes tinted; Tinting your brows not only gives colour and definition to catch on even on the finest hair. Also it’s perfect for when your on holiday there’s no need to draw them on all the time, for those hot summer nights just use a clear brow mascara to keep them neat and defined, that also goes for your lashes plus you can pull off the almost no make-up look! Me having my brow’s and lashes tinted has cut 5mins to my make up routine.

There’s 3 colours, Brown, Black and Blue.

The Blue is actually very black but put applying that on your brows will turn blue, so keep that just for the lashes.

Brown is perfect for blondes and if you want a darker brown leave it on for longer.

Always use Vaseline before tinting application.

You can get  tinting kits from Superdrugs, Boots and Sally’s, prices vary from £7 to £20 depending on the brand.

This is the permanent professional Kit
This is the permanent professional Kit
This was using the Brown and was a demo from Brad my lecturer
This was using the Brown and was a demo from Brad my lecturer
Me using the Black
Me using the Black

I’m in love with tinting and I hope you Doll’s find this post helpful, please feel free to comment. Stay beautiful in and out X. 🙂

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DauphineDiaries GiveAway

Hi Dolls, 😉

Its been a while since my last post.  Today I’m also giving you my blog followers an opportunity to enter my give away on Instagram!!! Celebrating a 100+ followers on Dauphine Diaries Instagram page, I’m giving away 2 lipsticks, one mineral lipstick from Lala Anthony, 2 lipstick is a rich formula by Loren Ridinger and eye base cream from Motives Cosmetics, which is worth £36 and this is from my pocket. This is just away to show you dolls my gratitude for following me since I’ve started to blog.

How to enter;

You must be following me on Instagram @dauphinediaries.

Repost the GiveAway picture and tag friends, Hashtag #DauphineDiariesGiveaway.

Your friends have to do the same but they need to @ you on their repost so i know how many followers are your friends.

I hope you all enter as it’s a international giveaway and Good Luck!!! Will post a picture of the winner on Instagram and will Direct message, so I can get info!

Love You all and thanks again for following my blog! 🙂 X.

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Summer Problem 2; Bikini Line Up Keep

Hi Dolls, 🙂

 

Holiday/Summer season is here; the bikini area is exposed whether you opt for a one-piece or two piece. So that necessary up keep, can sometimes have the irritating side effects such as INGROWN hairs and the general painful wax! I have gathered some tips that usually work for me. Shaving with a sharp blade, every other day and using a calming gel like aloe-vera or the Aveeno’s oatmeal-based gel. Also what helps wriggle out those irritating ingrown hairs, is using a salicylic acid scrub, can be found in some face wash, make sure when using it around that area it’s for sensitive skin, or topical antibiotic like Evoclin foam. For those whom prefer waxing without the sting, try the BareEase & Cream Prep Kit; I have not tried that one out yet! Plan to. I hope you Beauties are enjoying my Summer series, stay tuned and please feel free to comment or ask questions. Stay FABULOUS, 😉 X.

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Summer Problems 1; Uneven Skin Tone

Hi Beauties, 🙂

 

Summer equals sun exposure, which can cause fair-skinned faces to freckle and darker complexions like my self are more likely to get uneven pigmentation. The solution is not to sunbathe, because a slight tan represents injury to your Dermis. The Dermis is the inner portion of the skin, made up of two layers and it is situated underneath the Epidermis. Which is made up of five layers, I will not go into too much detail about what each layer is or what it does because that needs a post of its own! However the obvious solution is a sunscreen formula with SPF 30 or higher and should be re- applied every couple of hours. For those whom the damage has already been done, investing in alpha-hydroxy acid peels. You beauties should consider the fact that freckles and uneven pigment will reduce discolouration, but the peels will increase your skin’s photosensitivity, according to dermatologist Elizabeth Tanzi, MD, therefore making sun PROTECTION even more essential. I’m still on the mission to find great products that does not break the bank.

 

Take care out there Dolls, caring and protecting your skin keeps you youthful and beautiful! 😉 X.

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MIA

Hi Guys and Dolls, 🙂

I’m sorry that I have been MIA lately, still trying to find a balance and making time for my blog, beauty training and launching my Unfranchiased business. The beauty school (LCBT) has 15 units to cover that have taken most of time studying/practice; I really love it! So far I’ve covered day, night and occasion make up, body art, French plait, fish plait and facial techniques, which I’m pretty confident in, plus practice, makes perfect! There still so much more to learn and I cannot wait, also I do not want to bore you with all the terms so will show you the stuff that I’ve covered so far. I will make sure to carry on posting as often as I used to and hope you beauties are still enjoying my blog!

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Khloe Kardashian inspired this occasion make up I did for Ana she was going to a wedding! Keeping the Smokey eye very minimal, using browns and 3 different shades of gold, with eyeliner top and bottom, double lashes and bright red lipstick, cheek contour and blush to finish off the look. Hair Styled using Halo Extensions, her hair is in a bob! So I went for half up hairstyle with loose curls.

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Body Art Hand Animals, zebras and a swan guess which ones mine…The Toucan. Body Art Robot Leg, that was my first attempt!

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My professional facial set up! Also my first attempt doing a fish plait, first I practice on the doll and then plaited on Katie.

There will be a lot more posts in greater detail on how to and I’m so thankful for my lovely followers that have joined me on this wonderful journey, also I hope to gain many more new followers. Please do feel free to comment or ask questions, always happy to hear from all you Guys and Dolls ;-). X

Glam Glow 

Glam Glow 

Hi Beauties 😘

I’ve been very busy lately,  with beauty school, work and being mummy…so I haven’t had a chance to share with you some of the amazing facial treatments I’ve been receiving! So will keep this short and sweet, products alert is a relatively knew company called Glam Glow. It’s been around for 4 years from Hollywood, California and  has been around the UK for 2 years. It has a professional line for us beauty therapist but it also has a line of products for retail. The products are a combination of natural ingredients and science technology, my treatment was a deep cleansing using the ‘ PowerMud’ Dual Cleanse treatment, mud to oil, which cleanses, nourish, detox, purify and renews the skin. The rest of the treatment was the ‘ YouthMud’ tingles foliage treatment masque, ingredients contains volcanic rock, French sea clay and active green tea leaf. This mask was absolutely amazing….not just saying it! My skin was noticeably radiant and glowing, it was softer and brighter! Normally when you get facials your not suppose to wear make for 12 to 24hours, however with this treatment you can!! Instant camera ready skin in 10 minutes. I’m so loving this range, however the products are a bit expensive but the benefits you receive is so worth it! Here’s a list of the whole range;

Glam Glow Bright Mud, Eye Treatment £35.99

Glam Glow Power Mud £43.95

Glam Glow Thirsty Mud, Hydrating Treatment £39.95

Glam Glow Tingling & Exfoliating, Mud Mask £35. 95

Glam Glow Super Mud, Clearing Treatment £37.35

For the whole set of all the products I have mentioned, Glam Glow Superheroes retails for £210.00.

 

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After my treatment I was happy with the samples…for now!

 

Glam Glow Samples

My mission is to have the whole set! Will keep you guys and dolls posted with more exciting products! Get that skin summer ready 😉 X. 

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Guess who has been nominated for a Liebster Award…

Hi Beauties, 🙂

I can not believe it! I have been nominated for a Liebster Award, by Kat/ O so Vogue. Thank you so much for nominating me, this means a lot to me.

liebster award

 

Rules:

  • Each nominee must have under 1000 followers.
  • Thank and link the nominated blog.
  • Nominate 10 blogs and tell them they have been nominated (spread the love).
  • write a post including all the above and include these rules in the post.

The Questions: 

The questions asked by O so Vogue.

What made you start blogging?

Well what made me start blogging was a number of things, I love letting people know about beauty tips, products and wanted a place where I can document everything that I’m learning from  the Hair, Beauty and Photographic Make Up course I’m taking at the London College of Beauty Therapy. Also blogging allows me to express my creativity through my make up.

What is your favourite Ice cream flavour?

Peanut butter flavour… Yummy!

How long have you been blogging for?

I have blogged for about three months.

If you were stuck on an Island, what is the one thing you would take with you?

This question is the hardest! One thing WOW…would probably be a lighter, so I can make a fire.

Do you have any pets?

I don’t have any pets, but I used to have a cat named Wasabi.

What is one thing that most people are surprised to learn about you?

My age, because I don’t look it! 😉

If you had one wish, what would it be?

I would wish for money, so I can provide a better a amazing life for family, build my empire and help people to reach their potential.

Do you own more high-end or drugstore make up?

I have a mixture of both high-end and drugstore make up, however lately and the fact that I’m building my Make Up Artistry kit, there’s more high-end make up.

What is your favourite nail polish brand?

Not sure whether i name one or a few so will mention two, first is Essie and second is Motives.

What is your biggest achievement (at the moment?)

My biggest achievement is being a mother of handsome twin boys.

My Questions:

Three words that describes your blog?

What made you start blogging?

How long have you been blogging for?

Three words that describes you?

What is your favourite dessert?

What is your favourite high-end make up brand?

What is the first thing you would do if you won the lottery?

What is your favourite season and why?

Name  you three favourite designers?

Where do you see yourself in the next five years?

 

My Nominations:

Nicoles Fashion corner

Just Jay Beauty

Style Domination

D Beauty 101

Face of a Doll

Beautify the Beast

The Army Wife Diaries

Sar Michell3

Heels and Hairbo

Rebel Noir

Thank you for reading this post, I’m looking forward reading your answers to my questions. So please add a link, as a comment to this post so i can can check them out. X 😉

 

 

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Colour Correction

Hi Beauties, 🙂

I never really knew anything about colour concealers until I started my training at LCBT. There are colour concealer in Green, Peach, Pink, Yellow, Lilac and Orange. The process of using colour concealers is known as colour correction and it is applied to target problem areas and contains pigments which balances skin tone. I’m still on the search for a good colour correcting palette but I have added some examples so you Beauty Bunnies know what I’m talking about. The Colour Pigment correct things like:

Dark Circles – To cover dark circles using a peach, pink or yellow concealer to balance the skin tone before applying your normal concealer, for Brown and Dark skin tones using the Orange colour pigment is perfect.

Redness – To correct the redness on your face, you should be using a green concealer. However using the yellow will be better for photos, because the green will make you look washed out in pictures.

Sallow Skin Colour – The lilac concealer will do the trick.

 

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Hope this has been helpful, enjoy being picture perfect. 😉 X.